February 2013 News

February 9, 2013
Sir William Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765-1769) was based on a course of undergraduate lectures that Blackstone delivered at Oxford University....
February 9, 2013
In the first quarter of the nineteenth century law books became widely available at affordable prices, thanks to the growth of the American publishing industry and improved...
February 9, 2013
Reeve, Gilbert, Gould, and Swift taught their students through lectures. This was the most common pedagogical system of the eighteenth and early nineteenth century. The...
Tapping Reeve
February 9, 2013
Engraving by Peter Maverick, 1820, based on a portrait by George Catlin. Reproduced courtesy of the Litchfield Historical Society. Tapping Reeve (1744-1823) B.A...
February 9, 2013
“Advertisement.” In Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School, from 1793 to 1827 inclusive (Litchfield, Conn.: S. S. Smith, 1828). [Image cropped.] Rare Book Collection, Lillian...
February 9, 2013
Until the end of the nineteenth century most students prepared for the bar through an apprenticeship or self-study. These methods were often criticized by elite lawyers, who...
February 7, 2013
This afternoon, Jonathan Ng, Global Legal Director of Ashoka (a renowned social entrepreneurship organization), gave YLS students this advice: You can learn what you need to...

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